WHAT: Float Construction
WHEN Thursday and Friday, July 2 and 3, all day
WHERE: Jim Long's home
4330 Mountview Road
COST: None

The theme of this year's UA Parade is

"UA: There's No Place Like Home"

Because the parade falls on Saturday and we don't have much time, we really need to get this float put together in one day, and we need everyone's help!

Dave Cooper and his Crew will put together major parts of the float ahead of time, but the design is elaborate, and we need plenty of people to stuff it on Friday. Please come and help! We will have refreshments and beer at Jim's house!

We will be having our class picnic / music party at the south shelterhouse at Lane Road Park on Friday the 3rd from 1-3, so please plan to work on the float and then walk over to the shelterhouse and hang out with the musicians!

We need 20 - 24 volunteers to walk the parade route as part of our theme. Please email Dave to sign up!

CONTACT: Dave Cooper

Once again, the Class of 1969 won the UA Civic Association's "Best Reunion Float" Award for our creative, animated, well-populated and spirited float. We owe a HUGE thank you to Dave Cooper, who designed and directed the construction of this amazing float.

The theme this year was "UA - There's No Place Like Home," and our float illustrated that our class now represents almost all 50 states and several global nations, but they still love to come home to UA for their class reunions! Thirty-two classmates walked alongside the float in gold t-shirts and ruby slippers (made by Dave!), and demonstrated their class spirit with line dances and singing as we made our way down Northwest Boulevard. Nearly 45 others rode on the float.

Thank you to Dave Cooper, our Float Chairman, and everyone who worked on the construction of the float and to those who participated by riding or walking the parade route. Our class spirit was evident, and during our 40-year reunion weekend, we proved that there truly IS "no place like HOME."


n 2004, our fabulous class float won "Best Reunion Float" in the Upper Arlington Fourth of July Parade! Thank you to everyone who worked on it and especially to the Float Leaders: Dave Cooper, Julie May, Ken Pfeifer, Jim Long, Gordon Mitchell, Evan Jones and Craig Heckman!  



See photos of the float from 2004:

Float Construction 2004

Parade 2004






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